Sunday, 27 April 2014


We sat looking at this as we ate fish and chips.

 Then went for a walk.

to look at the Cliffs
Roy.............after this.................

Saturday, 26 April 2014

HAS Submission Day

Today was submission day for the Annual Hertford Open Exhibition, always so enjoyable. 
 The judges, l to r, Paul Curtis, Ronald Maddox and Davida MacDonald, soon got down to business, awarding 'A', 'D' , or 'X' for each painting, although it actually worked out that Ron had the deciding vote because Paul and Davida were totally opposed every time! Or so it seemed,
 Best Painting Overall
 Best Abstract....What? it isn't an abstract!
 Best Watercolour
 Best friend, Stella Green achieved three 'A' s for her 'Tulips'

I did all right, getting five of my six paintings accepted although it was my favourite one which was chucked out!
Sorry about the very poor photos.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Linda W Roth +++++

While chatting on Skype to Linda yesterday, she took a couple of snaps of me and then today painted a portrait using one of the photos for reference. I have to say that I wasn't expecting this! No doubt it is me though, is there? I love the freedom and expression, Linda is no timid wallflower! Live and time someone points a camera at me I shall keep a straight face!
My own efforts today have been rather timid, though, in comparison.............

 Steph  10" x 12"  Oil  WIP Block in
Not such a good likeness yet, but that will come. Happy so far.

Linda with Fedora 16" x 20"  Oil

Wednesday, 16 April 2014


 Selfie   20" x 16"  Oil  Finished?

Boatline  6" x 14"  Oil  WIP

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


 Look At You!  26" x 18" (approx.) Charcoal
Made a start on another SP! Happy so far, but I saturated it with fixative, which ran, 8( , and meant I had to leave it until completely dry.
So I did this..........
Hood  10" x 12"  Charcoal

Monday, 7 April 2014


Just playing today, with not much to show for it. Have got to seriously work for all the exhibitions now looming!

Saturday, 5 April 2014


I continued work on the oil, but wasn't out came the charcoal......... 
Neither are 'loose' enough, there is no movement or life or soul! I need to work from the mirror rather than a photo, I think.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014